The new “DOWN UNDER” is a 46’ Newton Dive Special. This custom dive boat has every amenity a diver needs, and then some. Powered by twin 375 hp turbo diesel engines, speed is not a problem. This dive boat can truly make your diving more enjoyable, with two large dive ladders, plenty of gear stowage, upper deck seating, fresh water showers, waterline platform, two camera tables, roomy dive deck, and 72 tank racks.
This exclusive dive charter vessel coupled with its courteous and professional crew brings exploring the Alabama Gulf Coast to a new level. You absolutely need to experience the joy of diving on the new “DOWN UNDER”. Call (251) 968-DIVE now for reservations on one of Down Under Dive Shop’s daily dive charters.
As the only local dive center that operates our own charter boats we have the ability to run every day to a variety of sites, so we feel it is better for our charter bookings to be over the phone (251) 968-DIVE.
The Alabama Gulf Coast is known for its amazing wreck diving featuring the USS Oriskany Air Craft Carrier, 450' long Liberty Ship Allen, The Three Tier Navy Tug, Southwind Barge, The Wallace, The 151, and many more.
Water Temps are 75 to 85 degrees from April to November (3mm suit) and 60 to 70 degrees from December to March(5mm suit).
The Crew recommends the off-shore dive trip because of the good visibility and wide selection of excellent dive sites. The in-shore sites are nice as well offering shallower depths and smaller sites. Bubble watchers, snorklers and riders can go for half price. We schedule off-shore trips in the mornings, leaving the marina @ 8 am and in-shore trips in the afternoons. The dive sites that we visit vary depending on conditions, but we generally dive a wreck followed by an artificial reef on all charters.
Please don't hesitate to call or email if you need more detailed information, and definitely check out our web site for a break down of the charter rates and daily rental equipment pricing as well as an updated list of dive sites.
Also, finding a buddy on the boat is never a problem and guides are available for $50. A Divemaster will conduct the dive operations. If you are a little out of practice, we will be happy to arrange a refresher in advance of your dive trip.
SNORKELING TRIP - (two hours) Monday, Wed, and Friday $35.00
IN-SHORE TRIP - (two dives, 10 mile range Depths 30' to 70') $75.00
OFF-SHORE TRIP - (two dives, 20 mile range, Depths 30' to 90') $95.00
ORISKANY TRIP - (two dives. 26 mile range, Depths 80' to 130') $165.00
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